W402 - Creating Assessments That Actually Measure What You Want To Measure

Wednesday, February 06 | 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM | Room: 2B

Session Description:
Do you recall ever taking a test in which the correct answers were obvious even when you did not have a firm grasp on the subject matter? In those instances, did the test you took truly measure what you learned? We learn from early in our school days and our corporate careers that classes have tests and student surveys. We can use these experiences, some common sense, and a little help from academia to create tests and surveys that truly measure knowledge acquisition. In this session, we will explore the types of assessment questions---as well as the wording, structure, and order---and how smart planning can make all the difference in ensuring your tests and surveys result in accurate measurements and reliable, meaningful data.

Application on the Job:
Analyze Level 1 surveys and Level 2 assessments for validity in measurement.
Identify questions that may require improvement due to type, wording, structure, or order.
Apply best practices in creating and revising questions to ensure participants are being measured on their knowledge.

Type: Concurrent Session

Tracks: E-Learning

Attendee Level: All Levels/General

Target Audiences: Director/Manager, Instructional Designer

Topic: Evaluation

Handout(s): Presentation


Lange, Kevin

Lange, Kevin

Digital Learning Governance Program Manager, VP